Did Megan Fox & Brian Austin Green split because he hated her career?

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The summer of splits has claimed another victim – word came out yesterday that Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green quietly separated months ago. The announcement didn’t come from either of their reps, but it’s pretty established that they’re over. People, Us Weekly (who scooped everyone), E! News and other outlets are all saying that they’re over. I still sort of think it’s sad – I had high hopes that Megan Fox was maturing and that her marriage to BAG had stabilized. I guess not. Anyway, here are some assorted stories about the split:

Anything could happen. A source tried to make it sound like Megan and BAG could reunite in the future, maybe: “Megan and Brian have decided to separate. They will always love each other very much and are devoted to their kids. Anything could happen in the future, but for now they’ve decided it’s best to take some time apart.”

Fights about her career. A source told Us Weekly: “They fight about her career. He would prefer she focus on the family more than being obsessed with getting roles.” The thing about that is… she’s the breadwinner of the family. And she took a lot of time off to have two babies. Why was he being pissy about it?

BAG was on Flipping Out. Go here to read E!’s somewhat complicated story, something about how BAG was going to remodel a property for his family, but then decided to flip it and Megan was never around.

A lot of people have said that BAG is now and has always been very controlling with Megan. I’m not sure I believe that, although I could be wrong. Granted, they met when she was 18 and he was 31, so the power dynamic was always going to be “off.” But their relationship always had so many ups and downs and I feel like she had plenty of opportunities to walk away if she wasn’t getting what she wanted out of BAG. As for BAG not wanting her to be so career-focused… as I said, she was the breadwinner of this marriage. She always had to work, especially after her career was on the downslide after she got kicked off the Transformers franchise. She was able to slowly pick up the pieces and now she’s back in demand as an actress. Of course she’s going to concentrate on her career.

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  1. Elizabeth says:

    I was not surprised they split but I thought she would have dumped him a long time ago. CDAN had some blind reveals about their relationship and basically Brian is VERY controlling and jealous! Megan wasn’t even allowed to have her own cell phone. I doubt she signed a pre-nup so now she’ll have to pay him a lot and share the kids with him.

    • Luca76 says:

      CDAN blinds are almost always BS (he admits that himself) still I totally believe that BAG was jealous, and controlling . I’d bet he was partially responsible for her career going south.

    • Mark says:

      CDAN IS A LIAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Why don’t people know this? He’s a known liar google him, he’s just some lawyer who makes shit up. People need using his stories as proof of their theories.

    • Brittney B says:

      I came here to say this.

      Usually I’d assume this story was rooted in sexist stereotypes… and I know I should take blind items with a grain of salt. But something about their dynamic always made me believe the rumors of psychological abuse.

      That’s why I had the opposite reaction to this:

      “I still sort of think it’s sad – I had high hopes that Megan Fox was maturing and that her marriage to BAG had stabilized. I guess not.”

      If Megan really is maturing, divorce might actually be a GOOD sign of progress, rather than a disappointing setback. She was wrapped up in this relationship for more than a decade, and she’s still very young; early long-term relationships can stunt your growth, even if your partner isn’t controlling. I’d like to believe they had an equal and respectful partnership, but either way, this might be a good thing for her.

    • minx says:

      I read CDAN until I realized it was a bunch of nonsense.

      • joan says:

        I think he’s incredibly insecure regarding her, and it expresses itself as either being controlling or just anxious.

        He didn’t come across as macho at all on Flipping Out, just a big kid wanting a fancy basketball court.

        And I think she’s given him reason to feel insecure.

      • Tilly says:

        “Some” of it is nonsense / wishful thinking, but the majority is true. CDAN called out the situation with L’Wren Scott days before she was found dead (RIP L’Wren).

        CDAN is not authored by one person; it’s several people, and a lot of the content comes by way of ‘tips’. Read it with a grain of salt but bear in mind that if more than one tabloid / gossip columnist picks up on a story then it’s likely to have legs.

        Brian Austin Green is an arse. He was to his ex, Vanessa; and he was to Megan as well. He’s always been jealous that her career is so much more than his ever will be and seems more than just controlling. She’s well rid of him!

  2. meme says:

    maybe he liked her old face better.

    • Laprincesita says:

      Y ou just stole my Answer! So funny, I way going to say that Maybe he doesn’t like how plastic and cat faced she looks now! 😄

    • Anna says:

      nice one. *rolls eyes*

    • Liv says:

      It’s horrible how much she changed. And she was very beautiful to begin with.

    • Shambles says:

      Yeah, I can’t snark about her face just because it’s really sad to me. She was always gorgeous, and it seems like all the changes came from insecurity. Someone who’s husband is rumored to be super-controlling being insecure enough to change her face that much… Hmm. Sad.

      I think we can still have high hopes that Megan is maturing. Maybe this spilt is a sign of that.

  3. zzzz says:

    Didn’t Megan say in quite a few interviews that “the sex stopped” and they essentially have no private life away from the kids, saying that they sleep in the same bed as them?

  4. kri says:

    If any of this is true, and Im not really doubting it, she is better off w/o him. But I think she’s a sucky actress. And she ruined her looks. Way too much plastic.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I went off on a whole tirade to myself, thinking omg, a completely different face- she is unrecognizable! But she does look younger…then I realized I was confusing her with Courtney Cox. So, yeah, she’s had a lot done.

  5. lucy2 says:

    He was upset with THAT career? It’s not like she’s doing 5 films a year and has a ton lined up, she works sporadically and took a lot of time off for their kids. I’m not buying that theory, or if it’s true, he’s ridiculous.

    • Jegede says:

      Exactly.
      People talking like Fox is JLaw or something.

      Megan was having a (I must say,) very predictabe backlash before she married BAG.

      Her films had not done so well, and she was considered an obnoxious presence in later interviews.
      A very cut price Angelina Jolie.
      Throw in the Shia Lebouf affiar and there were many side eyes.

      I think her relationship with BAG actually normalised her because, they had been together for so long, before she blew up.

    • I Choose Me says:

      Exactly. Plus isn’t television more demanding than film? With his new recurring role on Anger Management with Charlie Sheen, I assumed he’s gone and working much more than she is.

  6. jinni says:

    Considering the rumor of him being controlling and his dislike of her career, I wonder if he didn’t force her or convince her to say all of those comments that stalled her career back when she was up-and-coming. I wouldn’t be surprised if he didn’t have her sabotage her own career for him and his ego.

    Either way, I am happy that she left him. Hopefully he doesn’t try to exert his control over her through their children.

    • KellyBee says:

      Are you forgetting about the affair she had with Shia Lebouf? Megan and Brian broke up for a while when she thought she was going to be the next big thing.

      • Jag says:

        It’s not an affair if they aren’t together. Megan and Brian were on a break when she took up with Shia.

  7. Algernon says:

    In demand actress? The only thing she has going is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, and a James Franco art project that doesn’t have a release date yet. I don’t think she’s in demand at all, she had to go crawling back to Michael Bay, who treated her like dirt, to jump-start her career when it started floundering a few years ago. I know everyone tries to make it sound like she’s a big truth-teller who gets into trouble because she keeps it so real, but she is just a bad actress. At some point, no matter how hot you are, you have to be able to deliver, and she never did.

    • kai says:

      Oh God. Now that she’s single, she could hook up with James Franco. It would be good for gossip! (And totally insufferable.)

    • WILZ says:

      If Scarlett Johansson is in demand,I doubt Megan can’t get roles lol…at least in some action movies that don’t need great acting skills.I could see Megan playing black widow better than scarlett

  8. Redd says:

    Men are getting fillers and shit now?

  9. Eleonor says:

    I think there may be something true about this.
    I don’t know if he was very controlling, but sometimes men find difficult to be in a relationship with a woman who is more successful, and Brian used to be succesfull on his own, long time ago, so I think there might have been a bit of jelousy and envie from his part.

    • WinnieCoopersMom says:

      Exactly. What has he done in the past decade? Not even a Lifetime movie. When a show from 20 years ago was your peak, it’s time to sit down. He wouldn’t even be in a decent Hollywood house now without her money.

      • lucy2 says:

        He’s done a couple of TV series, but not much more than that. Nothing this year and nothing pending, according to imdb.

    • Ronda says:

      but thats mostly a myth. there are a few men who have problems with it, same as there are women who would never fall in love with a man who doesnt make more money.

      Emma Watson, who certainly has a bigger career and more respect, talked about it in an interview with Vogue:
      “I think its a myth that men find more succesful women intimidating and its fear mongering. The boyfriends or partners I’ve had have generally made me feel really cherished. They’ve built me up. I just think its very patronising to men and it undermines them.”

      unfortunately a myth lots of women still believe in, it seems to be the go to story in the gossip world and in a lot of comments when a famous woman breaks up with her partner.

      • Eleonor says:

        One thing is to be in a relationship with a person who has more success than you from the beginning, another is to be an “has been” like BAG, and being married to a woman who does your work and is more successful.
        And men who can’t deal with a more rich and powerful woman is not a myth, look at Madonna and Guy Ritchie: their marriage might have ended for ton of reasons, but at the beginning she tried to “be quiet” to be a “wife” (she put it even in one of her songs) why ? Because her success was something difficult to deal with.
        If it is true he wanted her to be more “at home”, probably, in my opinion, he was not very supportive about Megan’s career.

      • anon33 says:

        Um, what? It’s most certainly not a myth! yes, most men are getting better about this, but that doesn’t make it a “myth.”

        Next time try talking to some men who actually experience those issues and have those feelings. Not Emma Watson.

  10. Mia4S says:

    Neither are particularly great actors but the way things are going, umm, maybe he should stay home and concentrate on the family? Is that still such a radical concept?

  11. dr mantis toboggan says:

    I know Michael bay movies are terrible but c’mon dude, she’s the mother of a couple of your children

    • Neah23 says:

      I wonder if it has anything to do with what she had to do to get back into Michael Bay good good graces? She told us what she had to do for her audition of Transformers, I can only imagine what she had to do to get hired for the Turtle movie.

  12. Betti says:

    She’s not a terrible actress but she did have a promising career as the sultry sexy actress after the first transformers movie. She could have had a steady career but seems he helped her shoot herself in the foot.

    He’ll take her to the cleaners in the divorce And try and get main custody for the money. Didn’t he try that with his ex and mother of his oldest child?

    • KellyBee says:

      No she’s a terrible actress.

    • FingerBinger says:

      @Betti She is a terrible actress. She shot herself in the foot by trashing Michael Bay. As for the money situation. Green says he loaned his ex money and he wanted it back. He didn’t try to take her to the cleaners or fight for custody.

  13. Neah23 says:

    Your exaggerating when you say Megan is “back in demand as an actress” I wouldn’t call the movie coming out this year and turtle movie next year as being in demand, but she is getting more stable work then he is.

    • meme says:

      Seriously. Who’s “demanding” she be in their movies?

      • lunchcoma says:

        Yeah, I’m not seeing any “demand” either. I do think the backlash is mostly over and that if she wanted to reinvent herself she might have a chance to do so, but it’s not like any of that has actually started yet.

  14. OrigialTessa says:

    15+ years on a successful Fox soap does not a poor man make. I think you’re underestimating Brian’s finances. If he invested right, he’s set for life.

  15. Colette says:

    I watched him on Flipping Out last week and I thought it was strange Jeff never spoke to her about remodeling the house.

  16. lunchcoma says:

    Yeah, I’m thinking this wasn’t a career fight. Her career has been in better shape than his for their entire relationship, and it’s not like she’s at some particular high point right now (she’s been doing a movie a year for awhile now, and two of the last three were Michael Bay films). If I had my guess, I’d say that this was a relationship where the dynamic was set when she was 18 and he was 31. Now that she’s an adult woman, she’s found it doesn’t work for her anymore.

  17. jeanpierre says:

    Those faces. They look like twins.

  18. Jayna says:

    Her face is so lumpy from fillers. I don’t get why someone so beautiful already does that to themselves.

  19. Lely says:

    As I was saying in the other post, Megan has always been a troubled girl. She comes from a broken family, and she didn’t have a particularly idyllic childhood/teenagehood. She is not and never was “wild” in the conventional parties/drugs/alcohol sense of the word. But there’s always been a darkness about her, in an “introverted neurotic” kind of way. What she did to her face is pretty much a solid proof of it to me.

  20. Keisha11 says:

    Her career is still a struggle…ninja turtle movies are a silly, no-choice step down in her career, so not likely she’s in high demand. She is not probably on many directors short list. Think many others actresses are more in demand, she’s part of that Lindsay Lohan up and coming actresses of a few years back who careers never reached the hype. Since then the Jennifer Lawrences took over, whole slew of better actresses have emerged since. Plus her face, she ruined it, hard to watch her now on the big screen. There is no way Hollywood execs aren’t aware of her frozen face. Was he controlling, possibly, that’s quite a age difference when they met, she may have found her voice and matured which would unbalance their mojo, especially if he’s a strong personality…good for her if she found her strength .

    But are we sure that Brian is not richer than she is…maybe from Beverly Hills 90210 and good investments….?

  21. Kelly says:

    I like her a lot, hope she gets more roles! They seem like a cute couple.

  22. anon33 says:

    The comment “she had plenty of chances to get away from him if that’s what she wanted” demonstrates a complete misunderstanding of abusive relationship dynamics. Disappointed.

  23. Sophie09 says:

    Lainey has written about their relationship being abusive and bag being very controlling.

  24. Cinderella says:

    I think I recall Jeff Lewis saying that BAG was getting a lot of fan mail and women were wanting to sleep with him. Maybe he took some up on it.

  25. I'm With The Band says:

    She probably busted him on Ashley Madison 😱

  26. Marianne says:

    Megan Fox’s career isn’t even as big as it once was. Is he really that pissy about it? Would he rather she not work at all?